Sunday, April 2, 2017

I'm Distressed

I'm never very good at distressing. I'd say my style is not so much art journally... vintage, artsy, etc... it's more cutesy... and I'm normally okay with that.

But... sometimes it's good to stretch beyond what's comfortable, which is one of the reasons why I like participating in challenges (and being  part of design teams).

The International Art & Soul Challenge that begins today is - DISTRESSING! And yes, for people like me, that can be kind of distressing...

See what I mean? My card may have some ink staining (I love Tim Holtz Antique Linen distressed ink!!!) and some torn edges... but it still looks for cutesy than distressed. Oh well. I gave it a good shot! I even tried carrying the inked and torn look to the inside of the card....

Now, it's your turn! Please participate!

April 2 - 15

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Whipper Snapper Chester stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White Card Stock and DP from my scrap file

Distressing: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

Embellishments: Simple Stories Say Cheese II Enamel Dots and Ribbon from an unknown vendor


  1. It's brilliant, distressed and cute can go together. Hazel x

  2. You did a great job with the distressing. Love that cute image you used. Hugs, Maggie

  3. You did the distressing perfect! So cute and I love that fun image too.

  4. You gave it a great shot! I think it turned out good!!! The image is adorable and colored perfectly.

  5. Aww Jeanette this is gorgeous - love the torn paper, and distressing is hard when you are not used to it :)

  6. I love this sensational cute meets distressed design!! That bunny is the most adorable ever!! Fabulous use of torn paper in your wonderful layout, Jeanette!

  7. Such a cute card, you've done a great job at distressing! I understand, I don't do it often either.

  8. Just love your strong black for the torn paper followed by the gingham, perfect. You have really conquered how to keep your own style of card making and do the distressing as well :) :) :) As Hazel said, distressing and cute can work well together. Well done you for taking this challenge on and putting yourself outside your comfort zone, you cracked it girl :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxxx